Career as a Conservation Scientist

in India

Conservation scientists manage, improve, and protect Earth’s natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. They manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, range lands, and other natural resources such as soil, water, wildlife, forests, watersheds, energy, marine ecosystems etc. Watersheds are areas of land that contain sets of streams & rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water, such as a larger river, a lake or an ocean. Conservation Scientists may work with all levels of government to devise ways to use & improve existing conditions while safeguarding the environment. They advise farmers and other agricultural production managers on how they can improve their land for agricultural purposes or control erosion.

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Why become a Conservation Scientist?

Have you ever wondered how the last Thylacine left this planet? Do you know that scientists are also trying to resurrect the American chestnut which was made extinct by a serious blight about a century ago? If you could, would you have tried to save the beautiful olive green Silver Trouts that once inhabited some of the silvery lakes in the US? Have you often thought of preventing the wildfires that burn down thousands and thousands of forested hectares? Do these events move the scientist inside you? Have you ever dreamt of ‘conserving’ whatever is left of these natural resources that were once abundant on this planet? Are you deep in thought already? Then you must read along to find who Conservation Scientists are, what they do and how they do it.

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